Each month we hope to give an update on the 3rd Way Collective experience at Penn State! Follow this blog to learn more about how we’ve been creating spaces for peace, justice, and faith at Penn State.
The month of March was highlighted by our service and learning trip to Washington DC over the spring break week. We explored the city through the Steinbruck Center where we did everything from serving in soup kitchens to advocating on Capitol Hill with our campus ministry friends from Westminster Presbyterian Fellowship, Penn State Wesley, and Lutheran Campus Ministry. Our group was smaller this year, but the connections we made and the lessons we learned were so valuable. I am convinced that we have something that we will always hold, no matter where our students go from here.
Our events this month also included a Transgender Clothing Exchange as a way to reach out to our LGBTQ community on campus – especially transgender students who feel marginalized as they venture into their transition. We also partnered with Receiving with Thanksgiving to implement a visit from Allyson Robinson and Austen Hartke on our campus on being Christian and transgender .
March also included a push to get a larger community of support for the work of 3rd Way Collective. We are thrilled to be affirmed for another year of peace, justice, and faith at Penn State, but we are also continuing to search for partners beyond University Mennonite Church to pledge their support for the coming school year. Our hope is that creating a broader support base will allow this ministry to last well into the future.
Thank you for following our journey!
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